3.4 Some Curve Properties

3.4 Some Curve Properties

Author: Ian VanderSchee

Learners will determine properties, like increasing/decreasing and concavity, of a function by examining its derivatives.

Properties, such as increasing/decreasing and concavity, are discussed and applied by associating them with calculation of the derivative.

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Increasing and Decreasing Functions

Using the derivative to determine intervals of increase and decrease is discussed.

Stationary Points

The meaning of stationary points is discussed and applied.